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I think your sandwich analogy is spot on in the sense that I can also just ask a human "please make me a sandwich" without specifying anything, and (most) humans could proceed to do so without more details. There should be more options, and a good "default" mode for people who don't want to fiddle with them. To my knowledge this is why most wizards have basic configuration options and a "advanced" button to click for the detailed configuration, and I don't see why Firefox can't just have the same thing.



The wizards can use about:config or download the addons that do this already.

Adding more in the way you prescribe isn't just adding more, but officially supporting more at the code level and user level.


<i> can also just ask a human "please make me a sandwich" without specifying anything, and (most) humans could proceed to do so without more details</i>

Depends who you ask. My mate and a few close friends would know to make me a sandwich without bread, but hardly anyone else would get that right.


I would give you a plate with ham, cheese, salad, egg, tomato and mayonnaise. Does that sound about right?




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